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09-18-05, 05:54 PM
It is with deep regret that I report the passing of my Uncle, James T. Scoggins, USMC.

Jim went through boot camp in the 50's at Parris Island, and was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point in the Financial Services area.

Married to his sweetheart for more than 40 years, Jim and Jimmi-Sue had moved to and retired in Jacksonville, Florida, where Jim was a member of the Semper Fi Group.

Please remember Jim, Jimmi-Sue, and their children in your thoughts and prayers.

Another Marine Reporting Sir...I've served My Time In Hell.

Frank Scoggins,
USMC 1976-1980

09-18-05, 06:08 PM
Rest In Peace Marine!

Semper Fi

09-18-05, 10:50 PM
Semper Fi brother.. Hope you have found the peace all of us seek.

Joseph P Carey
09-19-05, 12:46 AM
Hand Salute! ........Two! Welcome abord the Ghost Battalion.

If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines.

Marine Corps Hymm

10-14-05, 05:55 PM
Marines never die...they simply go to heaven and re-group!

Joseph P Carey
10-14-05, 06:10 PM
Rest well Marine!

10-14-05, 08:05 PM
At the funeral, I found out the Jim was a 2 hitch SSgt. I saw a picture of him in his dress blues (his blues had the blue cover, not the white cover of today). He was sharp!

My Dad, 72 years old and a 22 year Air Force Veteran saw the picture and remarked to me "You are a lot like your Uncle Jim, son. He was always faithful to his family, his friends, his country, and God. He always had kind words and warmth for his "fellow" Marines, and even tolerated his kid brother (my dad) when he joined the Air Force. You have all of those qualities. You've done about as well as a Dad could expect of a good son."

Needless to say, this had us both in tears.

Semper Fi my brothers and sisters. Once a Marine, Always a Marine.


10-14-05, 08:06 PM
OH, thanks for all the good wishes.


10-14-05, 09:09 PM

My deapest sympathies to you and your family. Rest in Peace Jim.


Welcome home Marine,

Semper Fidelis

Tom Hansen
10-17-05, 03:27 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Tom Hansen

10-17-05, 05:43 PM
Please accept my condolences and prayers concerning the the passing of your Uncle. I'm sure that he has already placed his seabag down and is resting in peace.

10-17-05, 08:24 PM
Semper Fi and rest in peace Marine!

10-26-05, 12:37 PM
John P. McGuinness , LtCol. USMC Ret.

McGUINNESS, John P. - Of Fenton, age 92, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Alterra Wynwood. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11AM Thursday, October 27, 2005 at St. John Catholic Church, 600 North Adelaide Street in Fenton, Father David Harvey officiating. Burial in St. John Catholic Cemetery with a military graveside service under the auspices of the Marine Corps League Flint Detachment #155 Honor Guard. Those desiring may make contributions to The Salvation Army or North End Soup Kitchen. Visitation 11-2 and 5-8PM Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A rosary will be prayed at 7PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. McGuinness will be at the church from 10:30AM Thursday until the time of the Mass. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 29, 1913, the son of John and Nellie McGuinness. He married Aileen Moroney on August 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York and she preceded him in death on June 2, 1993. He was a very active member at St. John's of Fenton and was very active in the Befrienders Ministry. John Peter McGuinness joined the Marine Reserves on April 1, 1936 and became a 2nd Lieutenant on graduating from the University of Detroit in 1938. In November, 1940 he was called to active duty as a 1st Lieutenant and became part of the newly formed 1st Marine Division at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Early in May, 1942 then-Captain McGuinness left Portsmouth, Virginia aboard the USS Electra as the commander of the advance engineering echelon of the 1st Marine Division, landing at Wellington, New Zealand early in June to prepare a training camp. Plans changed with the discovery of a Japanese airfield under construction on Guadalcanal. When the full division arrived in Wellington, it promptly re-loaded its ships for combat, sailed up toward Fiji to join a naval group, and landed on Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942. Captain McGuinness was promoted to Major during his service on Guadalcanal and subsequently served as the executive officer of an infantry battalion during operations on New Britain. The 1st Marine Division then went to the Russell Islands, where McGuinness was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and put in command of the 1st Battalion. In August, 1944 he was ordered back to the United States to train engineering replacement units at Camp LeJeune. The following year Lt. Col. McGuinness was due to rejoin the 1st Marine Division on Okinawa in August to prepare for the invasion of Japan. However, the atomic bombings of Japan ended the war before he had to leave and he returned to civilian life in the autumn of 1945. Surviving are 7 sons, John and wife Rose of McLean, Virginia, Joseph of Ann Arbor, Kevin and wife Linda of Somerset, New Jersey, James and wife Christine of Saginaw, Paul and wife Sherrie of Grand Rapids, Thomas and wife Nancy of Alameda, California and Stephen of Holly; 4 daughters, Mary Rose MacMillan and spouse Dana Ellen MacMillan of Detroit, Aileen and husband Lenard Koziol of Commerce Township, Margaret and husband Erick Buchholz of Detroit, Kathleen and husband Dennis Hodges of Flushing; daughter-in-law, Lorraine McGuinness of Rosebush, Michigan; former son-in-law, Pat Prost of Livonia; 21 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Louis and wife Wanda of McLean, Virginia; 2 sisters, Jean and husband Leslie Seward of Houston, Texas and Nell Oliver of Grosse Pointe, Michigan; a host of nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his son, Eugene, in 1991; his parents; 2 brothers, David and James and sister, Mary Agnes Landers.

Published in the Flint Journal ; Flint , MI from 10/25/2005 - 10/27/2005.